Daily Must Reads, Sept. 5, 2014

    by Courtney Lowery Cowgill
    September 5, 2014

    The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill.

    1. White House names Google’s Megan Smith the next Chief Technology Officer of the United States (Nancy Scola / Washington Post)

    2. The newsonomics of the Washington Post and New York Times network wars (Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab)


    3. Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson on the paper’s future (Edmund Lee / Re/code)

    4. Twitter CFO says a Facebook-style filtered feed is coming, whether you like it or not (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm)

    5. Let’s start using clickbait for good (Sam Kirkland / Poynter)


    6. Author Janet Fitch’s cautionary letter to Jeff Bezos (Carolyn Kellogg / LA Times)

    Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer. As an editor, she works as the managing editor of PBS MediaShift. As a teacher, she’s an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, specializing in teaching feature writing, legislative reporting, rural journalism and online journalism. Formerly, she was the editor in chief of the online magazine NewWest.Net, which she co-founded. Before that, worked as a newswoman for the Associated Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young children.

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